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Jules Verne

(Jules Gabriel Verne)
France (1828 - 1905)

One of the principal inventors of what later became known as sf, Jules Verne wrote highly coloured nineteenth century romantic adventure stories, many of which turn on wonderful inventions like submarines or flying machines or on amazing events like the grazing of the Earth by a comet (in Hector Servadac). Verne was a Frenchman of Radical sympathies, many of whose stories turn on his political sympathies--it is significant that Captain Nemo in 20000 Leagues under the Sea is a rebel against British imperialism in India, and many of his villains are Southerners from the Confederacy or Prussians; Verne was fond of comic national stereotypes--the heroes of From Earth to the Moon and Around the World in Eighty Days are respectively joke Yankee engineers and an English clubman obsessed with punctuality. Among his other books that have worn best are Five Weeks in a Balloon and A Journey to the Centre of the Earth. There is always an interesting tension in Verne between his passionate involvement in the products of his imagination and his desire for accuracy. Verne greatly admired the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, and stressed the importance of strict scientific accuracy, disparaging H G Wells for his more cavalier inventiveness.

Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller
Voyages Extraordinaires
   1. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863)
     aka Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen
   2. Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras (1863)
   3. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864)
     aka A Journey To The Interior Of The Earth
   4. From the Earth to the Moon (1865)
   5. In Search of the Castaways (1867)
   6. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869)
   7. Round the Moon (1869)
   8. A Floating City (1871)
   9. Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians (1872)
     aka Measuring a Meridian
   10. The Fur Country (1872)
   11. Around the World in Eighty Days (1872)
   12. The Mysterious Island (1875)
   13. The Survivors Of The Chancellor (1875)
     aka The Chancellor
   14. Michel Strogoff (1876)
   15. Off On A Comet (1876)
     aka Hector Servadac
   16. The Underground City (1877)
     aka Black Indies
   17. Dick Sand (1878)
     aka A Captain at Fifteen
   18. The Begum's Fortune (1879)
   19. Tribulations Of A Chinaman (1879)
   20. The Steam House (1880)
   21. Eight Hundred Leagues On The Amazon (1881)
     aka The Cryptogram
   A School for Crusoes (1882)
     aka Godfrey Morgan
   22. The Robinson Crusoe School (1883)
   23. The Green Ray (1882)
   24. Keraban the Inflexible (1883)
   25. The Vanished Diamond (1884)
     aka The Southern Star
   26. The Archipelago on Fire (1884)
   27. Mathias Sandorf (1885)
   28. The Lottery Ticket (1886)
   29. Robur The Conqueror (1886)
     aka Clipper Of The Clouds
   30. North Against South (1887)
     aka Texar's Revenge
   31. The Flight to France (1887)
   32. Two Years Holiday (1888)
   33. Family Without a Name (1889)
   34. Topsy Turvy (1889)
   35. Caesar Cascabel (1890)
   36. Mistress Branican (1891)
   37. The Castle of the Carpathians (1892)
   38. Claudius Bombarnac (1892)
     aka Adventures of a Special Correspondent
   39. Little Fellow (1893)
   40. Captain Antifer (1894)
   41. The Floating Island (1895)
     aka Propeller Island
   42. Facing the Flag (1896)
     aka For the Flag
   43. Clovis Dardentor (1896)
   44. An Antarctic Mystery (1897)
     aka The Sphinx of the Ice
   45. The Superb Orinoco (1898)
   46. The Will of an Eccentric (1899)
   47. Second Fatherland (1900)
   48. The Aerial Village (1901)
     aka Village in the Treetops
   49. The Sea Serpent (1901)
   50. The Kip Brothers (1902)
   51. Scholarships for Travel (1903)
   52. A Drama in Livonia (1904)
   53. Master of the World (1904)
   54. The Invasion of the Sea (1905)
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Adventures of Captain Hatteras
   1. The English at the North Pole (1863)
   2. The Field of Ice (1863)
     aka The Desert of Ice
Mysterious Island
   1. Dropped from the Clouds (1874)
   2. Abandoned (1875)
   3. Secret of the Island (1875)
Caesar Cascabel
   1. Travelling Circus (1889)
   2. Show on Ice (1889)
   Paris in the Twentieth Century (1863)
   The Chase of the Golden Meteor (1909)
     aka The Hunt for the Meteor
   The Lighthouse at the End of the World (1923) (with Michel Verne)
   Doctor Ox (1874)
   Yesterday and Tomorrow (1910)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Master Zacharius (1854)
   The Blockade Runners (1865)
   A Fantasy of Dr Ox (1872)
     aka The Experiment of Dr. Ox
   In the Year 2889 (1889)
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Books containing stories by Jules Verne
French Tales of Mad Scientists 1 (2023)
edited by
Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier
The Lure of Atlantis (2023)
Strange Tales from the Sunken Continent
(British Library Tales of the Weird, book 40)
edited by
Michael Wheatley
Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman

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